Abantiades magnificus (T.P. Lucas, 1898)
(previously known as Pielus magnificus)
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Abantiades magnificus
(Picture courtesy of Peter Marriott)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings with two silver flashes on each forewing. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 12 cms.

The species is found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 17.6, p. 150.


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    (updated 23 May 2010)